The Food Truck Stop Has Extended Its Stay In Melbourne

The Food Truck Stop has extended its stay at the Queen Vic Markets until March 3.

Following the snap 5-day lockdown, Melbourne’s mid-week food collective has decided to stay on for a little longer; treating us to 10 all-star food truck offerings for another week. 

From 5pm-10pm on Wednesday nights, the Food Truck Stop sets up shop, transforming the Market’s Queen Street into a food lover’s paradise. With street eats, new brews, local wines, and cocktails from an all-Victorian lineup; there’s something for everyone. 

This is an amazing atmosphere for a casual night out, where you get to try some of Melbourne’s yummiest offerings in the ambiance of the iconic Queen Vic Markets. Diverse options on the menu include things like bao buns, burgers, tacos, lobster rolls smashed samosas, smoked BBQ meats, homemade gnocchi and so much more.

We’ve put together a little round-up of the trucks to expect, just to get your mouth watering. 


Twisted Fisherman: Lobster rolls, salt and pepper calamari and tempura battered fish and chips. 

Returning favourites

The Greek Trojan Yiros: Traditional Greek yiros with succulent lamb and chicken.  
Dingo Ate My Taco: Tex-Mex style street tacos including brisket, pork , and more.
The Real Jerk: Jamaican jerk chicken with rice, jerk fried chicken, and jerk chicken burgers.
Nem N’ Nem: Vietnamese favourites including bao buns, banh mi, noodle bowls, and loaded fries. 
Pasta Face: Tuscan beef ragu with potato gnocchi, mac and cheese croquettes, and parmesan truffle chips. 
Two Fat Indians: Butter chicken, goat curry, vegan chickpea curry, smashed samosas, naan and mango lassi. 
Bigger Than Texas BBQ: Pulled pork sliders, low n’ slow chicken wings, and succulent beef short ribs.  
Gorilla Grill: American-Asian-inspired eats like chicken and waffle burgers and prawn tacos.  
The Beer Garden: Sit back and relax in the Beer Garden and enjoy the summer vibes with Brick Lane Brewing beers, Coldstream Brewer

Fast Facts

Where: Queen Victoria Market – corner Queen and Therry Streets, Melbourne
When: Every Wednesday night until 3 March
Time: 5pm-10pm
Cost: Free entry
Parking: Available in the Market car park for a flat rate of $10


The Best Sandwiches To Chow Down On In Melbourne

More than just ham and cheese.

Some say sandwiches are really having their moment, but did they ever go out of style? 

A sandwich is one of the world’s most simple culinary pleasures. Whoever first decided that putting stuff between bread means a yum time is a gosh darn genius. Although sandwiches can seem simple to make, there are people out there that have been studying the art of the sandwich and it shows.

The difference between a good sandwich and a shit sandwich is huge. We don’t want you to suffer, so we’ve put a list together of our favourite sandwiches in Melbourne.

Here are the best sandwiches in Melbourne right now.

Hanoi Hannah’s Drip Drop Banh Mi 


The Drip Drop Banh Mi is Hanoi Hannah’s new lunch sandwich that is messy in all the right ways. Think white bread roll with a crispy crust and soft centre, laced with pâté and lemongrass satay sauce and a nice juicy hunk of lemongrass chargrilled chicken.

Most importantly, a warm pho-inspired gravy is served on the side to dip, drizzle or drown the sandwich. This mouth-watering sandwich is available from today, July 8, at Hanoi Hannah’s Windsor and Elsternwick locations. It’s crunchy, it’s messy, it’s fragrant and an all round multisensory, hands-on journey. Roll your sleeves up and get to it.

Dine in or take it home.


Nico’s Sandwich Deli’s Cubano


Get your hands around this combo: smoked pork belly, grandma ham, original salad creme, picks, American mustard and cheese. Recommended to be eaten with pickled chilli and hot sauce, this Cubano is downright juicy in the best way. Nico’s Sandwich Deli has a rotating menu that heroes classic flavour combinations with a little twist. You can’t really go wrong, especially if you pair your sandwich of choice with one of their Malted Caramel Shakes. It’s a whole lotta yes.

You can dine in or take away.

Photo: @stansdeli

Specials at Stan’s Deli


Every weekend, Stan’s Sandwich Deli put up incredible sandwich specials and honestly, we can’t pick a favourite. One week you might be dazzled by a veal schnitzel bun with tomato and fennel slaw, and the next you’ll get a Jerusalem artichoke toastie with aged parmesan, horseradish mayo and Guindilla peppers. Located in the lush streets of Malvern, Stan’s has a real diner-on-an-American-highway feel to it, but slightly more aesthetically refined, refill filter coffee and all. 

Dine in or take away.

Photo: @kingwilliam_takeaway

King William’s Brigadier

Flinders Lane

This sando pulls rank on the Colonel. From a hole-in-the-wall sandwich deli in Melbourne CBD’s Flinders Lane, comes a soft white roll filled with roast free-range chicken, crispy chicken skin, traybake stuffing, zucchini slaw and their infamous secret gravy. It’s the chicken rolls of all chicken rolls. You’ve never had a chicken sandwich until you’ve had King William’s Brigadier. It’s the perfect combination of juicy chicken breast and crispy chicken skin. Should I keep going? I can.

Only available for pick-up.

Photo: @saulssandwiches

Saul’s Muffuletta


The Italian stallion of sandwiches. Saul’s Sandwiches do some bangin’ bites – pretty much every sandwich they do, they do right. But the Muffuletta is a fan favourite and it’s off the charts. Think stacks of mortadella, artichokes, provolone cheese, salami, pesto, spinach and chilli. It’s an antipasto board in a sandwich and it’s goddamn good. 

You can dine in or takeaway.

Photo: @palette_melbourne

Palette’s Candied Bacon & Cheese

North Melbourne

Palette in North Melbourne is inspired by Korean aesthetics and lifestyle, and they aim to bring different cultures together. Everything about this place is beautiful and delicious (especially the coffee), but we can’t get past their Candied Bacon & Cheese sando. Imagine: scrambled eggs with corn, candied bacon, sliced cheese and chilli jam in toasted brioche. Uhhh. Name a better breakfast sandwich, we’ll wait.

Available to dine in or takeaway.

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